Guide Your Mind, Guard Your Heart, Grace Your Tongue by Carol Burton McLeod

About The Book

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Every single one of us with a beating heart has spoken words “under the influence” of warped feelings and slurred thinking. And we soon wish we had the magical power to take those words back. We especially regret the hurtful words we have spoken to those we love the most and know the best. This book may just be the solution.

Carol McLeod reveals that before the words are spoken, they brew in our hearts and are formed in our minds. It’s our thoughts and emotions that determine what words come out of our mouths. Guide Your Mind, Guard Your Heart, Grace Your Tongue is an innovative blueprint that will enable you to take control of your thoughts and feelings in order to grace your tongue. You won’t find pat answers here, but rather powerful strategies based on the Word of God to reroute disordered thinking and cure rotten emotions so your words can be humbly grateful instead of grumbly hateful.

About the Author

Carol Burton McLeod is a popular speaker at women’s conferences and retreats through her ministry, Just Joy!, and is the author of a number of books. Carol hosts a daily radio show, “Defiant Joy! Radio,” which is broadcast in major markets across America. Her blog, “Joy for the Journey” (formerly “A Cup of Tea with Carol”), has been named in the Top 50 Faith Blogs for Women, and her teaching DVD The Rooms of a Woman’s Heart won a Telly Award for excellence in religious programming.

My Review

Guide Your Mind, Guard Your Heart, Grace Your Tongue is an excellent book, dealing with the influence the mind and the heart have on our tongues. How many of us need a book to convict us about that? I loved her take, the way she used verses, anecdotes, and comparisons to make points that were Biblical and well-explained. It's not a light read, but something that is meant to be savored in small doses while you deal with what God convicts you about. 

Because yes, you will be convicted. You'll learn and hopefully grow, as I'm sure the author intends. This book has practical advice to protect your mind and heart from the lies of the devil so that we can grace our tongue with the truths of God. Each chapter ends with questions to personally apply what you've learned. I've always liked that because it adds a moment of reflection. 

I highly recommend this book, and I'm giving it 5 stars. I was given a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a review.  


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  1. Carol Mcleod

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review! You are correct – I meant for the book to be convicting! But, I also hope that it will have the effect of taking a vitamin that gives strength and health to all systems of one’s life – the thoughts, the emotions and the tongue! Thanks, again. Blessed by your words, indeed.

  2. Amanda

    I thought that this was an excellent book! It came at the perfect time for me.

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